Page 1 of 2

Abe Lincoln term paper

Continues for 1 more pages »
Read full document

Abe Lincoln term paper

Page 1 of 2
Drew T. Maltsbarger
Mr.
Honors American History
December 6, 2013
Honest Abe
Abraham Lincoln was one of the greatest presidents that ever served in office. He has accomplished many important things in history and is still remembered to this day for them.
Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States. He was in office from 1861 to 1865 when he was executed. Abe was born in a simple log cabin in Kentucky On February 12, 1809 making him a young 54 at the age of death. Abe was a very intelligent kid for not having any schooling, his parents taught him most of the stuff he knew. Abrahams life was a very hard life, his mother died when he was only 9. In 1828, Abe was 19 and moved to Indiana, on his journey there he saw African Americans being sold, he did not like this, he kept this thought I n his mind. When Abe got older he began studying law without a teacher. This shows how much he is dedicated in hard work. Later he became a lawyer and was very interested in politics. He ran for Senate Congress then later ran for being the president.

Abe accomplished many things while he was in office, even though he was in office during the Civil war. Some of the things he accomplished while in office are abolishing slavery by winning the civil war, the emancipation proclamation "all persons held as slaves within any State or designated part of a State, the people whereof shall then be in rebellion against the United States, shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free".

Abe faced many issues in office but the major issue was the civil war. The civil war was a war against The North (blue) and the South (grey). This war was fought on American soil and against Americans. The reason this war erupted was because of slavery. Lincoln was on the Norths side, he hated the way southerners treated African Americans as I said before. “One section of our country believes slavery is right, and ought to be extended, while the other believes it is wrong, and...